Board of Trustees

  • Jane Lang (Board Chair)

    Jane Lang practiced law in Washington DC for over 30 years, becoming a successful litigator on behalf of victims of workplace discrimination with her late husband, Paul Sprenger, before undertaking a second career in the arts and philanthropy. She produced the Helen Hayes award-winning play Leaving the Summer Land, the widely-acclaimed play, Beyond Glory that traveled to Chicago, Broadway and around the world, Spunk and, in 2008, Good Night Moon, which was recognized with three Helen Hayes nominations for excellence. Since 2001, Jane has devoted much of her time to the development and governance of the non-profit Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street. She has received numerous awards for reinventing the Atlas and leading the revitalization of H Street NE in Washington DC, where she lives.

    Jane has two children, three stepchildren and fourteen grandchildren. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore College and holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Atlas, the Eugene M. Lang Foundation and Swarthmore College.

  • Benjamin Alamar

    Benjamin Alamar is an experience leader in data science with over 15 years of experience in sports and high tech. He has worked at StubHub, ESPN, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Oklahoma City Thunder as well as teaching at Columbia University, George Washington University, the University of San Francisco and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He wrote Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers (August, 2013) and has consulted with a variety of teams in the NFL and NBA and  companies in sports analytics. He has published numerous research studies in sports analytics and has written on sports analytics for outlets such as ESPN, Analytics Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, Benjamin is the founding editor of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, the first peer-reviewed academic journal for research in sports analytics.

  • Jessica Lang

    Jessica M. Lang is Director of Evaluation at PCG Health, where she specializes in evaluation of Medicaid transformation initiatives, and an Adjunct Professor at Regis College, where she teaches research methods for health professionals. In her previous position at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, she led the evaluation of  innovative programs partnering across organizations and sectors to address health related needs of vulnerable populations.

    Outside of work, Jessica enjoys camping with her three children, bellydancing, running, and yoga.

  • Kristina Lang

    Kristina Lang is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Sarah Lawrence College. She came to New York in 1974 to pursue a career as a theatrical costume designer. Subsequently she has pursued interests in elementary education, created a children’s clothing design company, and founded her own floral design for events company. Tina has also studied portrait and still life painting. She has been active in numerous community organizations such as her town library, garden club and the Boys and Girls Club. An avid gardener and reader, she has four children and two grandchildren.

  • Lucy Jane Lang
    Lucy Lang serves as New York State Inspector General, overseeing investigations into corruption and fraud in state government.  She is an attorney, educator, and criminal justice reformer. She previously served as Director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, a national non-profit, and as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, where she investigated and prosecuted violent crimes including domestic violence and homicides, and served as Special Counsel for Policy and Projects. Lucy is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where she serves on the Board of Managers, and Columbia Law School, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gender and Law and where she now serves as a Lecturer-in-Law. She was named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal in 2015, was selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar in 2017, was a 2019 Aspen Society Fellow, and in 2020 received the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award from the American Psychological Association, for her work as an educator who inspired her students to make a difference in their communities. She was appointed to and served on the New York State Bar Association Task Forces on Racial Injustice and Police Reform in 2020, and on Racism, Social Equity, and the Law in 2021. Lucy is currently Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, a member of the Prison Art + Aesthetics Project, and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, the New York Daily News, and many others, and is the author of March On! a children's book about the 1915 women's march.
  • Stephen Lang

    Stephen Lang has earned enduring critical and popular acclaim over the course of a distinguished career as an actor in theatre, television, and film. His work on Broadway includes DEATH OF A SALESMAN, A FEW GOOD MEN, THE SPEED OF DARKNESS, and HAMLET. Nominations and awards include The Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, and Joseph Jefferson awards. He has performed his solo play, BEYOND GLORY, for audiences all over the world, receiving the Chairman's Medal for Distinguished Service from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bob Hope award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. He recently completed work on BEYOND GLORY, the film. Other memorable films include LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, TOMBSTONE, GETTYSBURG, GODS AND GENERALS, PUBLIC ENEMIES, THE WHEATFIELD, and AVATAR. He is currently at work on the next three films in the AVATAR saga. He has received Honorary Doctorates from Jacksonville University and from his alma mater, Swarthmore College. He is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, and a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Lauren McGrail

    Lauren McGrail, a graduate of Swarthmore College, joined the staff of the Eugene M. Lang Foundation in 2000 and became its Executive Director in 2014. She has overseen the development of various philanthropic initiatives, including the Lang Youth Medical Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Exploring the Arts Lang Arts Scholars Program.  Lauren serves on the board of Project Pericles and of the Conference of Board Chairs of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges. In her spare time, Lauren volunteers for various educational and arts organizations throughout New York City.